Creme de Menthe Liqueur

Fresh cocktail with mint liqueur
Fresh cocktail with green creme de menthe (mint) liqueur. Getty Images/Westend61

Crème de menthe is a mint-flavored liqueur that is very sweet and is available in both white and green bottlings. Like other crème liqueurs, it is not creamy like "cream" liqueurs, but "crème" refers to a higher amount of sugar that is used.

This is one of the liqueurs that, while not absolutely essential to have stocked in a bar, is nice to have around and at a price that is typically less than $10, it is an affordable addition.

White crème de menthe is actually clear in color and the green is typically a darker green. These color options are important to consider when mixing cocktails.

Most creme de menthe is 25% ABV (50 proof).

Green Crème de Menthe Cocktails

Use green crème de menthe for creating green cocktails.

White Crème de Menthe Cocktails

Use white crème de menthe when you want a neutral colored spirit with the mint flavor. It can also be used as a substitute for peppermint schnapps.

Can't get enough mint? Take a look at these tasty alternatives to use creme de menthe: